Israeli cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock said the database looks to be the identical feature of Fb-linked telephone numbers that has been circulating in hacker circles since January.
A Fb stamp is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020
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A leaker says they are offering information on more than 500 million Fb Inc users – including telephone numbers and other information – on the enviornment of at free of payment.
Alon Gal, co-founder of Israeli cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, said on Saturday the database looks to be the identical feature of Fb-linked telephone numbers that has been circulating in hacker circles since January and whose existence become as soon as first reported by tech newsletter Motherboard.
Reuters become as soon as no longer instantly ready to vet the information, which is being offered for about a euros’ rate of digital credit ranking on a notorious enviornment for low-level hackers, nonetheless Gal said he had verified the authenticity of a minimum of some of the information by comparing it against telephone numbers of americans he knew.
Other journalists recount they have also been ready to match known telephone numbers to the details in the information dump.
An attempt by Reuters to succeed in the leaker over the messaging service Telegram become as soon as no longer instantly a hit. Fb did no longer return messages seeking comment.
Motherboard’s anecdote earlier this one year cited Fb as saying the leaked information perceived to be the fruit of a trojan horse that the company fastened in August 2019.
Gal instructed Reuters that Fb users ought to be alert to “social engineering assaults” by these that can have obtained their telephone numbers or other personal information in the coming months.
News of the most contemporary leak become as soon as first reported by Business Insider.